Coffee over Tea
You want to know what’s not my cup of tea? TEA! I’ll admit I enjoy a tall, sweetened iced tea—icy cold sweat running down the side of the glass. But the steaming hot cup that my husband prefers—not so much (okay UK readers, bring it on). Coffee tends to weigh heavier on my tongue or running down my throat. Coffee is made from beans while tea is made from leaves, if that carries any weight (Ha). Just a Sunday morning thought.
Dogs over Cats
My husband and I adopted pets when we first married, but the unpredictability of our schedules made caring for pets too risky and not fun. It wasn’t fair to lock up a dog all day. My daughters didn’t grow up with pets, so when they moved into their own places, one adopted a kitten and the other a puppy. It was the puppy I bonded with. Its furry, fluffy coat and tail encouraged me to stroke them. The kitten’s coat was sleek, grayish striped, and not so inviting to me. The puppy never barked. The kitten mewed and whined incessantly.
Pens over Pencils
I’ve been writing a long time and I’ve determined that the only time I don’t prefer a pen is if it’s out of ink. Pencils are an absolute hassle. A pencil sharpener needs to rest near my elbow because the lead dulls every fifteen minutes. The eraser needs to be cleaned from time to time or it places dirty smudges across my paper. The only thing a pencil is good for is marking answers on a multiple choice test sheet.
Frozen Yogurt over Ice Cream
Remember what I said about choosing weightier, heavier substances (the coffee)? Scratch that when it comes to ice cream. I like my custards light. Frozen yogurt has a way of melting on my tongue and leaving me refreshed. Ice cream sits a moment too long and is just a little heavy to suck on. Although I will eat ice cream if that’s all there is.
Books Over Movies
If I read that Hollywood is turning my favorite book into a movie, I react with mixed emotions. While I’d like to see the story enacted, I know the characters are going to be all wrong. Once I have the characters in my head, Hollywood can’t touch my imagination. What casting director would choose Morgan Freeman and Tyler Perry to play James Patterson’s Alex Cross? Everybody knows Alex should’ve been played by Denzel Washington.
Books allow me to walk away if I want to prolong the climax or escape a rough scene. I can reread a chapter if I missed something or want to wallow in the beauty of the prose. Movies are nice, but if I’ve read the book, I rarely want to see the Hollywood concept. How about you? Is there a movie that was way better than the book? Francis Ford Coppola did a good job with The Godfather. And the mini-series Roots was pretty good. Also Harry Potter. The Lord of the Rings wasn’t bad…
Breakfast over Lunch
I’m talking about the B-I-G breakfast here. Not the lite continental juice, coffee, and bread thing-y. I want a bacon, sausage patties, eggs, hash brown potatoes, toast and jam full Irish kind of breakfast (coffee-no tea).
Lunch is usually a lighter serving of the dinner plate for those trying to be conservative. Otherwise it’s Julienne salad and iced tea—what’s the point? Unless you’re meeting a friend, conducting business, or just want a snack, I say skip the pretend meal and go straight for the dinner plate.
There you have it. These are my Sunday Musings for the week. Enjoy your day. Don’t work too hard (unless you’re a writer and have a deadline to meet). Why are you reading this? GET TO WORK!